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    anyone know how to get the glow plugs to work everytime you start the car instead of temperature controlled thanks in advance guys

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    Why would you want to do this? It will shorten the life of the plugs and also they will operate when not required..

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    well obviously if ya start stopping all the time it doesnt matter but if they are lit up you can use when necessary or just start it up i know the old izuzu there was a plug on top of the thermostat housing that controlled them but cant find this one any ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by tditony View Post
    well obviously if ya start stopping all the time it doesnt matter but if they are lit up you can use when necessary or just start it up i know the old izuzu there was a plug on top of the thermostat housing that controlled them but cant find this one any ideas
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    If you are having cold starting probs you might want to get to the route of that fault rather than forcing the plugs on every time you start the motor.
    the plugs are not needed to start the motor above 5*, however if you do want to force the plugs on you can remove the coolant sensor plug for a few seconds while you fire it up.
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    Useful to force em on if you want to do any testing - they are controlled by the ECU all the time on mine and when I replaced them I just have to rely on the warning light to see when they are operating?

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